Roald Dahl's Esio Trot. Image shows from L to R: Mr Hoppy (Dustin Hoffman), Mrs Silver (Judi Dench). Copyright: Endor Productions.

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

BBC One comedy drama. 1 episode in 2015. Stars Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, James Corden, Richard Cordery, Pixie Davies, Joseph West, Jimmy Akingbola and others.

Video Clips

A Bedouin rhyme

Mr Hoppy tells Mrs Silver of an ancient Bedouin rhyme that can help her tortoise grow.

Featuring: Judi Dench (Mrs Silver), Dustin Hoffman (Mr Hoppy).

Childhood memories

Mrs Silver tells Mr Hoppy her tortoise is miserable because he is small and she wishes that he would grow. They share stories of when they were young and wanted to grow taller.

Featuring: Judi Dench (Mrs Silver), Dustin Hoffman (Mr Hoppy).

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot - Trailer

Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on Alfie... her pet tortoise.

Featuring: Judi Dench (Mrs Silver), Dustin Hoffman (Mr Hoppy).